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E-Cigarettes are a product that have caused a fairly large amount of discussion over recent years but never truly grabbed media attention for a sustained period of time. This BBC article suggests that they may not be a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes after all.

True, the people who use e-cigarettes are not inhaling some of the harmful chemicals that are found in cigarettes such as tar and carbon monoxide. However, very little research has been done to prove that these are some how healthier.

Several studies are currently exploring this but results won’t be released until later this year at best. Definitely use caution if you have chosen to use one of these devices instead of normal cigarettes.

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“Tobacco products today are really the only human-consumed product that we don’t know what’s in them,” Lawrence R. Deyton, the director of the Food and Drug Administration’s new Center for Tobacco Products

It is startling to me that in 2010 we still don’t know what goes into cigarettes, but that is exactly what a Yahoo! news article reported just a few weeks ago. Its great that the FDA is going to look into this, but why has it taken so long? Clearly this is a signal that it isn’t going to be good news when we do find out.


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